Tag Archives: Department of Defense

White House Plans to Announce Dr. Stacey Dixon, Ely Ratner as Nominees for Intelligence, Indo-Pacific Roles

White House

The White House plans to nominate Ely Ratner as assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs at the Department of Defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Stacey Dixon as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Ratner is a special assistant to the secretary of defense and director of DOD’s China Task Force while Dixon serves as deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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Executive Spotlight: Todd Probert, President of National Security and Innovative Solutions for CACI International

Todd Probert President of NSIS CACI International

Todd Probert, president of Operations for National Security and Innovative Solutions (NSIS) for CACI International and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding his efforts to drive CACI’s growth initiatives in the national security space, the challenges his customers are facing, the latest initiatives involving electronic warfare for the U.S. military. 

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Army Exercises Option on AeroVironment Loitering Munition Contract

Switchblade 300

AeroVironment will supply additional tactical missile systems to the U.S. Army and a foreign military sales customer under a two-year, $45 million contract. The exercised option is for the Switchblade 300 deployable loitering munitions, designed to engage targets beyond the line of sight, and the award is part of the potential $146 million Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems contract announced in May 2020, AeroVironment said Tuesday.

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CACI NSIS President Todd Probert Receives First Wash100 Award

Todd Probert NSIS President CACI International

Todd Probert, president of National Security and Innovative Solutions (NSIS) for CACI International, has been recognized for his significant contributions to the federal sector and government contracting (GovCon) industry with a 2021 Wash100 Award for the first time in his illustrious federal career. Executive Mosaic would like to congratulate CACI and Todd Probert. 

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CIA Director William Burns Receives First Wash100 Award for Driving U.S. National Security Strategy, Defense; Advancing IT Tech Solutions

William Burns Director CIA

Executive Mosaic has announced that William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for driving national security strategies and defense, developing technology solutions and promoting workforce initiatives. Cast your TEN votes on Wash100.com before the April 30th deadline to voice your support for our community. 

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Study: Nearly Half of Contractors Expect Growth Opportunities With DOD Cybersecurity Compliance

CMMC Preparation Study

Almost 50 percent of contractors told a joint survey by Apptega and SecureStrux they forecast that completing the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program would open up new opportunities for business growth. Data from the CMMC Preparation Study, published Tuesday, showed that two-thirds of participants believe their organizations could build a competitive advantage by accelerating efforts toward achieving CMMC compliance.

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Terence Emmert, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving U.S. Tech Superiority; Improving U.S. Warfighter Capabilities

Terence Emmert

Executive Mosaic is thrilled to introduce Terence Emmert, acting deputy under secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for the first time in his more than thirty-year career in the federal landscape and government. Visit Wash100.com to cast your TEN votes before April 30th  

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DOD Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading DOD’s Data Strategy & Culture

Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer DOD

Executive Mosaic has announced that Dave Spirk, chief data officer for the Department of Defense (DOD), has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for leading DOD’s new data strategy, advancing the department’s principles to adapt its data culture to support U.S. warfighters and military capabilities. Spirk has received the most prestigious and coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon). 

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Jim Taiclet, Chairman, President & CEO of Lockheed Martin, Inducted to 2021 Wash100

Jim Taiclet Chairman

Jim Taiclet, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, has received the first Wash100 Award of his long federal career for sustaining company growth through acquisition deals and contract wins, promoting support to supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, and advancing military technology and 5G. Visit Wash100.com to cast a vote for Jim Taiclet as the most significant executive of consequence to the GovCon sector. 

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LMI to Support DOD’s International Partnerships, Acquisition Efforts; Robert Lech Quoted

Robert Lech VP

LMI has received a five-year $16 million contract from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for services in support of the Department of Defense's technology acquisition and international cooperation efforts. Robert Lech, vice president of defense market at LMI, said one of the keys to executing the National Defense Strategy is international cooperation.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Receives First Wash100 Award

Kathleen Hicks Deputy Defense Secretary

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of Defense, has been recognized for her leadership and drive for innovation and been named to the annual list of Wash100 Award recipients for the first time in her federal career. Hicks has received her 2021 Wash100 Award for her data prioritization efforts and policy advancements, which will ready the federal defense sector for the future of warfare.

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Citadel Defense Adds Counter Drone Training to Titan System

Citadel Defense

Citadel Defense has updated its Titan counter unmanned aircraft system to incorporate CUAS training and help warfighters teach a colleague how to operate the platform for enhanced situational awareness. The company said Thursday the training environments integrated into the Titan software were developed using artificial intelligence, automated threat simulation and data augmentation technologies.

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